King Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana)

King Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana) may be difficult to master by beginners. It is slightly easier than other advance poses. With regular practice, you could perform King Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana) with ease and comfort.

  • Keep your feet slightly apart and upright. Your head and shoulders should be bended backwards. Take your hands back and press over back pelvis with force.
  • Breathe evenly and bow your head. Fix your hips in place and lean your shoulders back. Lift up your chest as much as possible and your shoulder blades should be firmed.
  • Fix your hands on floor and try to touch the floor with your forehead. Inhale deeply and arch your hands backwards. Move your hip forward to balance the body weight.
  • Try to hold your ankles with your hands and keep your thighs perpendicular to floor. Exhale slowly and hold down the position for up to 30 seconds. Release your body back to kneeling.

You should not try King Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana) if you are suffering from migraines, insomnia and hypertension. In case you have serious back or neck injury, you should avoid Kapotasana. As a beginner, you could start with slight variations and take support by some prop. You can also simplify the King Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana) according to your comfort level. It is good for adding extra flexibility to your hips and back. It is good for relieving lower back pain and extra stress. You may also enjoy several other therapeutic benefits with King Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana).